ODP Business Solutions LLC
The purpose of this QPA is to utilize the awarded vendor to satisfy the State’s needs for the purchase of office supplies, ink, and toner.
Office Depot Business
Office Depot Business is designed for browsing and compiling a list of items prior to starting a requisition in PeopleSoft Financials. The site is helpful because the PeopleSoft punch out will time out after 20 minutes and will not save your progress. To order, access the punch out catalog via PeopleSoft Financials
Market Basket (Best Value) VS Non-Market Basket Items
Market Basket or “Best Value” items represent commonly purchased items that have a unique negotiated price. These items were selected through an analysis of the State’s purchase history in order to provide very significant cost savings.
Items in the catalog that are marked with the “Best Value” icon should always be considered before selecting other products.
Any requisition that has non-Market Basket items included will be routed for IDOA approval once the Requisition is saved and submitted. In PeopleSoft Financials, non-Market Basket items (any item not labeled “Best Value”) will be marked with an asterisk (*) in front of the item description.
If a requisition contains any non-market Basket item(s), the following questions must be answered in the justification for each item or the requisition will not be approved by IDOA.
What line items are non-Market Basket?
Why is each specific product needed?
What research was done to determine that there is not a similar “Best Value” item available?
If there is a similar “Best Value” product, what sets this item apart from the Best Value item?
What does this product offer that other products don’t?
Awarded Categories and Common Items on Other QPAs | (.pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions / Hints and Tips | (.pdf)